The kora, the ‘sacred’ instrument of storytellers – BBC News

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When Kadialy Kouyate travelled to the United Kingdom he intended to be a student, but he ended up being the teacher.

The Senegal-born musician teaches at the only university-led kora course in the country.

The kora is a stringed instrument played extensively across West Africa.

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Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest.

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